Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving? Is your turkey thawing in the refrigerator? I bet some of you have even started decorating for Christmas! The holidays are such a fun, yet busy time! All of us in the office are excited to spend Thanksgiving with our families and give thanks (and eat yummy food, too)!
If you missed our Facebook post, we suggested making Gramma Kaldahl’s Brown Bread for the holidays. YUM!
Here is the recipe…
The recipe can also be found on our website, www.fairhillsresort.com/brownbread
The resort has been closed a little over a month now, but we can’t wait for what 2014 brings! Exactly, 156 days until our first event, 186 days until our first wedding, and just 200 days until family season! How many days until your vacation? http://count.downclock.com/
Have a safe Thanksgiving weekend!
Whew! We’re back from Viva Las Vegas!
On Wednesday, Cheryl arrived in Vegas and joined the rest of the competitors in the entire World Food Championship for a welcome reception! The rest of the Fair Hills crew joined Cheryl on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Cheryl had her ingredient check, a US Foods marketing meeting, and a dinner for those 8 competing for US Food’s Next Top Product.
Friday, The Big Day! Cheryl had a competitor meeting in the morning to go over all of the rules and processes of the competition. She also had a kitchen check–making sure she had all of the proper tools and utensils! Here is a picture of Cheryl during her kitchen check!
Competition began at 12:30pm sharp. Chefs had until 4:45pm to turn in their recipe in hopes of becoming US Food’s Next Top Product. Cheryl was very busy preparing her Cranberry Chutney. However, she did have time for a quick interview! Cheryl served the chutney over a grilled pork loin. She had to make enough plates for all 4 judges! Cheryl had to walk the chutney down to the judging tent between 4:40-4:50pm!
Judging took place at the main stage on Fremont Street at 5:30pm. Cheryl had quite the fan club as you can see! Unfortunately, the Central Region’s Black Bean Sliders were named US Foods Next Top Product.
We are so proud of Cheryl and forever grateful to US Foods for this indescribable experience! Hope you are all looking forward to your Thursday dinner in summer 2014 when you can taste Cheryl’s Cranberry Chutney again!!
In 2 days and a few hours, Chef Cheryl Hoban will be competing head-to-head with 7 other regional contestants at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Cheryl’s Midwest Regional Cranberry Chutney is competing against: The Atlantic’s Chocolate Stout Beer Battered Onion Rings, The Central’s Black Bean Slider, The Northeast’s Eggplant Balls, The South’s Braised Duck Wontons with Cilantro Coleslaw and Craft Beer BBQ, The Southeast’s Roasted Corn Sauce, The Southwest’s Mean Bean Espresso Cookie, and finally, The West’s Raven Claw.
The competition will take place on Friday, November 8th at 3pm (5pm central) at the Kitchen Arena in the 3rd Street Alcove of the Freemont Street Experience downtown Las Vegas. By 4:45pm (6:45pm central), a winner will walk away with $20,000 in cash and prizes and their recipe will be turned into a US Foods product, distributed nationally as part of the company’s new product launch in 2014!
To wish Cheryl good luck and/or keep updated on the competition, be sure to follow our social media sites:
Facebook: Fair Hills Resort
and be sure to use the hashtag, #CranberryChutney !!
I have found the winter equivalent of the summer Tuesday afternoon waterslide. It’s roof sliding!
Yesterday a crew of 10, Dan Mohn, Lisa, Steve, Emily, Pat, Toelly, Gordy, Shannon, Bob and Caitlin, came together to shovel snow off the roofs of the dining room and 15 cabins. What a sight to see, 6 people moving around on the roof of the dining hall. Luckily no one slid off that roof. Once the dining room was finished, we all climbed up 2 to a cabin, and dug through feet of snow to relieve the pressure on our weak summer cabin roofs. Even with ice grips on our boots, we were all sliding here and there. Only Lisa was lucky enough to discover roof sliding; she went right off #12. Luckily she is uninjured and controlled her fall into more of a leap. The rest of us just slid her and there but managed to stay on the roofs. The piles of snow came up near the roofs of the cabin so with a bit of planning, this could be a new winter activity! You even get soaked in this activity too.
Struggling to think warm thoughts. Hope these photos help!
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The Barn is finally finished! Well it has been “finished” for about 3 months now and even though there will always be small projects to continually enhance the space, it’s ready. Perfect for weddings, groom’s dinners, meetings and parties, The Barn is a picturesque venue for any event. You won’t find horses in this barn. This barn is built for rustic elegance and natural country charm.
Emily & Pat help their groom’s dinner at The Barn in October. It was beautiful.
Lit up at night, looks beautifully haunting!
The interior of the barn.
This large space is ready for some large fun!
Emily & Pat enjoyed the evening in The Barn before their wedding.
Questions about the barn? Contact Beth, email@example.com.
A Hootenanny is officially defined (thank you dictionary.com) as a social gathering or informal concert featuring folk singing and, sometimes, dancing. But more importantly (and more officially), a Hootenanny is the Tuesday night show at Fair Hills Resort featuring folk singing and dancing.
The Hoot is probably one of the most anticipated activities each week at Fair Hills. Prior to the show, many ask, “what is a Hootenanny?” The best way to describe the Hoot without googling the exact definition is, the Hoot is a hoot! It is an hour and a half of time that will guarantee to make you smile, laugh, groan, giggle and sometime even dance.
Each year our talented (for the most part) college age staff become the shining stars on stage. These stars rise to the high standard of the Hoot; memorizing 8-10 songs & choreography, song introduction lines and enthusiastic showmanship. Nothing is off limits for the good of the show. Our staff will get cold water dumped on their heads, the men will dress up like women and all will endure off key singing just so the audience is entertained. What a great group of entertainers we have each year!
If you haven’t experienced a Hootenanny, what are you waiting for? The Hoot is every Tuesday from mid-June through the end of August. You won’t be disappointed.